HD TV connected to MacBook Pro half works

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SwissTony, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. SwissTony macrumors newbie

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    I have connected my 17" MacBook Pro to a Sharp (full) HD TV using a HDMI to DVI cable.

    The desktop background shows beautifully but no applications display. If I open photos or play a pdf slidshow on the laptop the TV screen continues to display the desktop backbround.

    Have I missed something?
     
  2. wake6830 macrumors regular

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    Are you using mirroring? What does your displays menu say?

    Do the applications open on the laptop display? What happens if you attempt to drag a window from the laptop display onto the tv?

    I've got a macbook hooked up via dvi to a 1080p westinghouse and it works fine, so I wouldn't worry too much. It's probably just an unusual setting you need to change.
     
  3. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    you must turn on mirroring in prefs / displays
     
  4. SwissTony thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Guys

    I did not have mirroring switched on :(
     

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